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Lady GaGa "Video" Glasses 



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Lady GaGa "Video" Glasses 

Written By: Angela Sheehan 



TOOLS: 



Computer (1) 
Hot glue gun (1) 
Needlenose pliers (1) 
Paintbrush (1) 



PARTS: 



Sunglasses (1) 

a pair that you don't mind destroying 

Digital picture frame keychains (2) 
1.5" screens work best 

Acrylic paint (1) 

match glasses/keychains 



SUMMARY 

I made these quick and easy glasses for my Lady GaGa Halloween costume. They use 2 
digital picture frame keychains on a slideshow setting to replicate the effect seen in her 
performances. 

Note: 

You cannot see through the glasses, so I don't recommend walking around with them on. In this prototype/version the 
individual keychains are not synced. I just practiced pressing the "ON" buttons simultaneously. 



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Step 1 — Prep glasses and digital picture frames 




• Pop out the lenses on your glasses. This will make it easier to attach your digital picture 
frames. 



• I had to crack the lenses with a hammer in order to remove them because they did 
not pop out easily. If you need to crack the lenses please be careful and wear 
gloves and safety glasses. 

• Use pliers to remove the keychain clasps from your digital picture frames. There is 
probably a metal ring that you can unbend where it attaches to the plastic. 



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Step 2 — Load images & test keychains 



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• Before you do any gluing, load your images onto your digital picture frames and test them 
out. They should come with a manual to tell you how to do this. Also set the slideshow 
time to the fastest setting to make it more "video"-like. These particular models only have 
options for 5 seconds, 10 seconds, or 30 seconds. 

• While you are at it, charge up the devices (mine came with a USB cord for 
loading/charging). / had to find a Windows machine because the brand I had was 
not compatible with Macs. 

• Because the picture frames I used were thinner on one side, I installed one upside 
down so they would mirror each other (see picture). I had to upload the images for 
that frame upside down so they would display correctly. You can flip them in any image 
editing software before loading. 



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Step 3 — Attach to glasses 




• Using a hot-glue gun, attach the digital picture frames to your glasses. I worked my way 
around the frames a few times, layering up the glue to make a sturdy connection. 

• Be sure to leave room between the frames to plug them in if needed (as you can see from 
the pictures the USB connection is right across the bridge of the glasses; that's not a lot of 
space to work with). 

• If you want, use some paint to cover the hot glue and make the digital frames blend in with 
your glasses. 

And that's it. Try them out and impress your friends! These were a big hit at a Halloween party 
and I've heard of a few people using the technique to make other interesting costumes. 

This document was last generated on 2012-11-03 02:48:37 AM. 



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